New digital solutions
for lifelong learners.
Compleap: A learner centered digital ecosystem of competence development.
New digital solutions
for lifelong learners.
We build competences throughout our lives through education, work, hobbies and other means. Understanding our competences and future competence needs, is a good starting point for building fruitful lifelong individual learning paths. This is where CompLeap comes into play.
CompLeap is an EU-funded project that aims to create new EU-wide digital services that help individuals in competence development.
CompLeap approaches competence development as a lifelong process. Lifelong learning enhances individuals adaptability and flexibility to train and retrain, enabling individuals to answer to changing labor market needs. CompLeap builds a learner-centered ecosystem of digital services around the development of skills and competences to better match competence supply and demand. This serves individual citizens, employers and decision-makers.
The CompLeap framework forms a platform for a flow of modular services for competence development. Our conceptual framework will support the creation, evolution and implementation of a structured, digitalized lifelong learner pathway integrating competence mapping, comparing education offer, labour market needs and learning analytics. To find an optimal solution for competence development, we focus on the needs of diverse groups, such as NEETs, migrants and those who change jobs.
Framework architecture design
Enterprise Architecture as a Method
Enterprise architecture (EA) is a coherent planning method and a uniform way to describe practices and models for organizations in different stages of the development process. The objective of the EA work is to improve interoperability of activities and services of public administration and private organizations.
EA is a structure that defines an entity consisting of activities, processes, services, data and information systems as well as the services produced by them. The EA method is a systematic working method and procedure for identifying, analyzing, planning and describing elements of a given entity and their interdependencies.
In general, the main reasons for using EA are putting the strategy on live and visualizing future state of an organization. EA is also a tool for decision making, communication and co-operation. Thus, it realizes interoperability in all architecture levels from contextual level to implementation.
The main purposes of the CompLeap Framework Architecture are listed below.
1. Visualizing the aims of the project in contextual level
We modeled and visualized a strategy map which includes our strategic goals, strategic outcomes and capabilities that we need for achieving the goals and outcomes of the project.
2. Describing users, stakeholders and services in conceptual level
With the help of business architecture, we described stakeholders and main actors and their roles in order to map out who are the customers and users of the CompLeap services.
3. Creating Learner’s pathway in conceptual level
The learner’s pathway can be seen as a value stream which increments learner’s competences and, thus, value in a way. While the value stream is described from learner’s perspective, the services that the learner uses on the path are produced by other actors.
4. Designing the most wanted parts of application architecture in logical level
The purpose of the layered architecture views is to show what kind of information systems and application services we need for realizing new digital services – competence mapping, guidance et cetera.
Interoperability is a crucial point in all levels. We have paid special attention to designing integrations and data flows between the most important information systems which in return helps us to understand and notice the necessary technical interfaces and APIs.
In CompLeap we are building modular, learner-centered digital prototypes, which aim at providing learners of all ages a clear and useful method to map and enhance their competences – A Learner Path.
The CompLeap Learner Path aims to link the processes of competence mapping and educational opportunity comparison together into one fluid personalized process, using data from both the learners themselves and national data registries. Through analytics data is collected on user needs and visualized for user guidance.
The first module of the CompLeap Learner Path is Competence Profile. Users can form a competence profile including previous education, interests and competences. When the learner develops a new skill formally the system can suggest adding it to their profile.
With an up-to-date competence profile, the user can see and compare educational opportunities matching with their competence needs and interests. This phase can utilize other, pre-existing national and Europe-wide registries and services to provide the learner with an up-to-date selection of educational opportunities.
Finally, the learner could develop their existing skills and grasp a clearer picture of their educational path having found suitable choices of education.
Phases of Prototype Development:
- Mock-up prototype – visual screenshots of Learner Path:
- HTML prototype – depicting full Learner Path with more functionalities than a mock-up prototype:
- Beta-prototype – smaller modules forming parts of the Learner Path:
How to follow and influence our development work?
We are currently developing our Beta-prototype and the selected modules from the full Learner Path. During the most intensive months of development, we organize biweekly on Fridays 10:30-11:00 am. (Helsinki time) open demo session to our stakeholders. In these open online demos, we illustrate each time how the Beta-prototype and its modules have been developed compared to the previous iteration.
Find precise schedules to our online demos from our workspace – Welcome to join!
What is the use of this for educators?
The vision is that institutions and guidance counselors can gain anonymous insight on learners’ actions inside the digital framework. The system would let educators know more about user needs – what their students or learners might have planned for their future.
Interested in becoming a part of the competence development framework of the future? Join us in our webinars or send us an e-mail!
Interested to join as an associate partner or affect the formation of CompLeap’s solutions through reference group work? Do you have questions concerning CompLeap? Do you have ideas or want to give feedback? Please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any ideas or questions. You can join our growing network of associate partners by clicking the button below. You are also most welcome to join the stakeholder seminars and become part of our reference groups.
CompLeap organises its work through CompLeap Eduuni-wiki and -workspaces.
Join now our open demo sessions on prototype development.
The First Beta prototype is planned to be ready for piloting in the end of May 2019. The full Beta prototype is planned to be ready at the end of August 2019.
We are now living very intense months of prototype development. To stay tuned and participate to the prototype development, we organize biweekly on Fridays open demo sessions. The aim of these session is to illustrate online after each development sprint the made changes in the Beta prototype. Find below more information on how to join our demo-sessions.
User testing prototypes
Based on the needs identified in our webinars and workshops, we are creating now Beta-prototype for user testing and validation. The Beta-prototype consists of 3 service modules:
- Module 1: Local study record service integration (past)
- Module 2: Competence profile with current competencies (present)
- Module 3: Suggestions for educational opportunities (future)
User testing and reference group validation will be done throughout the course of the project.
Workshops for associated partners
- 14.3.2019 Helsinki
- April 2019 Rovaniemi/Levi
Get in touch
Project email: email@example.com
CSC – IT CENTER FOR SCIENCE LTD.
P.O. Box 405 FI-02101 Espoo, Finland
Life Science Center Keilaniemi
Keilaranta 14, Espoo
Compleap Data Declaration
Data protection is a high priority for the Competence Leap (Compleap) project. We are developing user-centred digital ecosystem, user privacy, transparency and consent are crucial for the success of the project. Thus, as documented in this data protection declaration, all partner organisations of the Compleap project are committed to full compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as Responsible Science Program guidelines in University of Oulu.
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